Yes, this post is about Kevin Kolb Vs. John Skelton. And yes, I am just as sick of it as all of you are. But unless you want to watch Sportscenter or NFL Network talk about T-T-T-Tebow and the Jets, mabye you will continue to read
Im like most of you, I dont have an agenda on who I want to win the starting QB battle, I just want whoever gives the team the best chance of winning to be the starter. That being said, I could care less about what the "experts" say or what any of you say. The only thing that I am going to base my decision on is what I see with my own two eyeballs. Sure, Kolb may be a better athlete, have a better work ethic, etc. None of that matters to me. When I watch these two men play the QB position, it is very clear to me who has a future in this league. My eyeballs tell me that Skelton has a command of the huddle. He is very calm and doesnt get flustered at the first sign of pressure. He stands tall in the pocket and tucks it and runs when necessary. But most importantly to me is that the dude can take a hit. Every time Kolb gets hit the first thought in my head is "Damn I hope he gets up." For some reason Kolb just doesnt seem to have "IT", whatever "IT" really is. I know there is still a lot of preseason out there and Kolb still has time to pull a 180, but he has done nothing to show me that he is capable of doing so.
I know Skelton is still raw and needs to improve in certain areas, but he has shown improvement over the course of his career. This is his first full offseason as well. There is no denying that the team just looks different when he is in there. Again, he passes the eyeball test. I didnt see the postgame round up, but I read that Dockett went over to Skelton and gave him a pat on the back right in front of the cameras. There is no denying the magnitude of that. Last year one of the things said about Skelton by Whisenhunt is that he has a short memory. You need a short memory in this game, you cant dwell on INTs thrown or past mistakes made. After Kolb threw his INT and the cameras showed him walking to the sideline he let out a big time "F" bomb. If it was a game changing play in the regular season I would understand. But on the first drive in the first preseason game? Once again, my eyeballs tell me he is not the right man for the job. I could be wrong, Lord knows it would be the first time. I want what all of you want, a QB who can take this team to the playoffs year after year and win a couple of rings in the process. Im not saying Skelton is that man at all, I just feel our chances are better with him